Funding you can apply for yourself
If you are pregnant or have child under 4 years old, and get certain benefits, you could get help to buy healthy food and milk for you and your family.
A tax free amount of money for some disabled children which can help with the extra costs of looking after a child (under 16).
Extra money to help you with everyday life if you have an illness, disability or mental health condition.
If you already get disability living allowance or personal independence payments, you may be able to get carer's allowance too.
If your child has an EHCP, social care or health plan, you can ask for a personal budget, to provide more personalised support.
You might be able to get a grant for a disabled or seriously ill child or young person.
Income support can help to cover your costs if you are low on income and look after a disabled child or young person. However, income support is now largely being replaced by universal credit but some carers may still be getting it.
Universal credit can help to replace or top-up your other income, including help with living costs, rent, costs of children (including an extra amount for children with disabilities), ill-health and caring.
If you still get tax credits, there are extra payments of child tax credit if your child gets DLA or PIP.
Rights and decision making
Find out more information about managing somebody else's finances, wills, inheritance and and the support services available to you on our Rights and decision making webpage.